John P. Harper
[letterhead]July 29th, 1912Mr John MuirMartinez, California, U. S. A.My Dear Mr. Muir:Your letter of June 25th just arrived today. It is unnecessary for me to say that I am very glad to hear from you, and especially that you returned safe and sound.I am sending you a few photographs form this vicinity. Some of them are very poor. The list is not as complete as it should be. have been unable to get some which I thought would interest you. I refer especially to section across lay through a nest of knots.I am away from here a great deal and find it difficult to run across what05230
[letterhead]2is wanted. But am going to get some more views and will send them to you.Recently I made a two months exploration trip down the Uruguay river looking for this timber. It occurs in areas ranging in size from one acre to something like 60 thousand acres. So far as could be ascertained it is the same Araucaria of several hundred acres, widely dispersed trees of more than five feet in diameter.The thick forests have a habit of ending suddenly without any apparent reason, even a small creek marking the boundary between forest and no forest.I shall be very glad to get a copy of your account of your last trip.If there is anything special you would05230
[letterhead]3like for me to make in the way of photographs I will be more than glad to furnish them.Your book has not yet arrived but I am now expecting it, and I thank you very much for kindly remembering me thus.With kind regards, I am,Respectfully yoursJohn P. Harper
1912 Jul 29
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 20.5 cm.
Harper, John P., "Letter from John P. Harper to John Muir, 1912 Jul 29." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6312.
Reel 20, Image 1127
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